Dr. Smith’s clinical interests include complex surgeries of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. His research interests involve degenerative disc disease, minimally invasive surgery and image-guidance navigation systems, as well as tracking and measuring the outcomes of spine surgery. The author of over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 15 textbook chapters, Dr. Smith has lectured extensively at national and international orthopaedic meetings. He serves as a reviewer for seven orthopaedic surgery journals and was editor of the Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Dr. Smith was awarded the prestigious AO Spine North America Fellowship Research Award, a Cervical Spine Research Society Basic Science award and a research grant from the Cervical Spine Research Society. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Council for Value in Spine Surgery and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.